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Grover Norquist: End the IRS

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Tue, Apr 21 2015 - 6:30pm

Grover Norquist, President, Americans for Tax Reform; Author, End the IRS Before It Ends Us; Twitter @GroverNorquist
Quentin Hardy, Deputy Technology Editor, The New York Times; Former Executive Editor, Forbes Media – Moderator Read more »

Past event

The Islamic State

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Fri, Apr 17 2015 - 12:00pm

Bonnie Joy Kaslan, Consul General, Turkey
Karima Bennoune, Professor of International Law, UC Davis; Author, Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here Read more »

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social 4/13/15

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Mon, Apr 13 2015 - 6:30pm

Melissa Griffin Caen, Contributor, CBS SF (“Mornings with Melissa”) and San Francisco Magazine; Attorney; Twitter @melgriffincaen 
Mollie Reilly, Deputy Politics Editor, The Huffington Post; Twitter @mollieclare 
Carson Bruno, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Specializing in California's Political and Policy Landscape; Twitter @CarsonJFBruno  Read more »

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Evolutionary UpWising

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Mon, Apr 13 2015 - 6:00pm

Swami Beyondananda, Humorist; Satirist; FUNdamentalist Read more »

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The 18th Annual Travers Conference on Ethics and Accountability in Government

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Fri, Apr 10 2015 - 9:00am

Presented by The Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley in cooperation with The Commonwealth Club

Theme: Money and Politics
The conference will consist of several panels with presentations of research and roundtable discussions with scholars and experts in the field of money and politics. Read more »

Past event

Barry Eichengreen

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Wed, Apr 8 2015 - 6:00pm

Barry Eichengreen, Professor of Economics and Politics, UC Berkeley; Author, Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, The Great Recession, and the Uses – and Misuses – of History
Richard Waters, West Coast Editor, Financial Times - Moderator Read more »

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Puneet Talwar, Ass’t. U.S. Secretary of State: Foreign Policy Priorities

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Wed, Apr 1 2015 - 6:00pm

Puneet Talwar, Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs

Talwar will give an overview of global developments, from ISIL to Iran to Russia. Informed by his current position as the State Department’s principal liaison with the Department of Defense and his previous experience at the White House and on Capitol Hill, Talwar will discuss the major foreign policy trends of the day – including those that are not necessarily making the headlines. Read more »

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David Boaz: The Libertarian Mind

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Tue, Mar 31 2015 - 6:30pm

David Boaz, Executive Vice President, The Cato Institute; Author, The Libertarian Mind: A Manifesto for Freedom
In conversation with Josh Richman, State and National Politics Reporter, Bay Area News Group; Twitter @Josh_Richman Read more »

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Senator Bernie Sanders: The Fight for Economic Justice

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Mon, Mar 30 2015 - 6:30pm

Bernie Sanders, United States Senator (I-VT)

The fight for economic justice is the focus of Senator Bernie Sander’s public service career. He has a been a persistent voice standing up to what he sees as the excesses of corporate America and defending the interests of veterans, working families, the shrinking middle class, the elderly, children and the poor. Senator Sanders is serving his second term in the U.S. Senate after serving 16 years in the House of Representatives. He is now the longest-serving independent in American congressional history.

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